Tim Schwager SPG
A small park or any kind of open space is ideal for this small gathering of stones ----- voices in stone.
The plan will be a rectangular space with tress along one side and a series of vertical concrete shapes or pillars on which is fixed a tombstone. The pillars can be of differing heights to make the experience interesting. The pillars are arranged so that a visitor can walk easily around and between them. Each pillar will have a small speaker which will will say, at random, the name of the person, the place of origin and mmaybe the dates--- It will be a visual and a " sound " experience". The voice should say it in Chinese, yiddish--maybe hebrew and probably English.
The voice might also say ''I waited as patient pavestone"" ---the aim is to stress the virtue of the Ordinary--the value of a simple human experience--" They also serve who only stand and wait"
The speaker can easily be buried in the concrete---there a simple ways to do it.
The park can be ppaved in a fine gravel and the trees can be european deciduous species which recall Poland, Germany , Hungary---places where many people came from.
The place will speak to the visitor as well as give a physical experience.